Independent Steering Group - Membership
John Miller
Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD


John is the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD. He is the former Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology.

Prior to that, he was an Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was the bureau's national spokesman. John is also a former ABC News reporter and anchorman, perhaps best known for conducting a May 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
 
John was named a senior correspondent for CBS News on October 17, 2011. In this capacity, he reported for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts, including ‘CBS This Morning’ and occasionally for ‘60 Minutes’.

Michael Downing
Deputy Chief Los Angeles Police Department
 
Michael is the Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau where he leads five operational divisions: Major Crimes, Emergency Services, Metropolitan, Air Support, and Emergency Operations; dealing with intelligence, investigations, tactical response, and emergency preparedness. 
Michael is also Chair of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) and Vice Chair of the United States DOJ Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council.
 
He has testified before Congressional sub-committees relative to intelligence, homeland security, information sharing, and prison radicalisation.  Chief Downing served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council working group on developing a national strategy for countering violent extremism. 
 
In October 2009, he was appointed as the Interim Police Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department until the permanent Police Chief was appointed in November 2009. 
 
He has also worked with the Department of Justice and State Department, traveling throughout South America, Africa, Turkey, Poland, India, and Kenya in an effort to transition large national police organizations into democratic civilian policing models and overlay counter-terrorism enterprises on top of cities.
 
Michael attended the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration 1982, POST Command College 1997, FBI’s Leadership in Counter-Terrorism (LinCT) 2008, Post Naval Graduate Executive Program 2009, and the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston (SMIP PERF) 2012.  He is a senior fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Institute.

Kathleen O’Toole
Chief of the Seattle Police Department
 
Kathleen is currently Chief of the Seattle Police Department and previously served as Commissioner of the Boston Police Department.
 
She is a career police officer and lawyer who earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies.
 
Kathleen was the first Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate, and was also a member of the Patten Commission that developed the framework for police reform in Northern Ireland.
 
Prior to serving in Ireland, Kathleen rose through the ranks of local and state policing in the United States.
During her police career, she was assigned to numerous patrol, investigative, undercover, supervisory and management positions. She served as Superintendent (Chief) of the Metropolitan District Commission Police and Lieutenant Colonel overseeing Special Operations in the Massachusetts State Police.
 
She was later appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety (1994) and Boston Police Commissioner (2004).
Iain Livingstone
Deputy Chief Constable Police Scotland

Iain created and headed national capabilities in specialist operations, major crime, public protection and counter terrorism as Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable, Crime and Operations.

Graduating in law from Aberdeen University in 1988, Iain worked as a solicitor in Scotland and London before joining the police in 1992. He served in Edinburgh as a patrol officer and detective, Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of CID and Assistant Chief Constable, Crime. He has commanded many serious crime investigations and major events.

Iain studied in New York City as a Fulbright Scholar and has undertaken external attachments to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland as a senior investigator and to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2015 and in May 2016 was appointed as designated Deputy to the Chief Constable with overall operational responsibility for Police Scotland.

Police Scotland was established in 2013 as the single service for Scotland.

Nick Kaldas
Chief of Investigations for the Joint Investigative Mechanism
 
Nick served as a police officer in New South Wales Police in Sydney Australia for almost 35 years, serving the last eight-and-a-half years as Deputy Commissioner. He spent most of his career in major and organised crime investigations, and counter terrorism and covert operations. He served for over a decade in the Homicide Squad, serving as Commander for four years.
 
He had two ‘sabbaticals’ from the police, serving as Deputy Chief Police Adviser with Coalition Forces in Iraq in 2004, and as Chief of Investigation in the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon, 2009 to 2010, leading the investigation into the assassination of P.M. Hariri, and 21 related murders. Five individuals, senior Hezbollah officials, have been indicted, and a trial, in absentia, is currently afoot.
 
He retired in early 2016, and is currently Chief of Investigations for the Joint Investigative Mechanism (UN/OPCW), based in the Hague, investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Baroness Nuala O'Loan

Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE is a member of the House of Lords, and of the Royal Irish Academy, is Chairman of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University, and of the UK’s Daniel Morgan Independent Panel. 

She has worked on the Spanish peace process, and is a member of an Independent Group monitoring investigation of Loyalist Paramilitaries appointed by the PSNI and the families of victims. She was the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, was Ireland's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution, is a Solicitor, held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at the University of Ulster and served on numerous public bodies.

She has published  on law, policing, faith and other issues, has acted in an advisory capacity on policing and police accountability across the world and has received a number of awards in addition to  honorary doctorates from the University of Ulster, Maynooth University, the Higher Education and Technical Awards Council, Ireland, Queen's University Belfast and the Open University.

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